5 Unique Hostess Gift Ideas

Here are our top picks for hostess gifts this holiday season!

1-Towel Set – (From Jacaranda Living)
Who doesn’t love beautiful new towels for your bathroom!  Especially when they are embroidered!  Package them up in a nice basket or even repurpose a dish and put a few nice soaps with them.

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2-Salt and Pepper Shakers that have style (from Zady)
These handcrafted, white shakers go with any table setting.  Fill with salt and pepper and pair with a nice set of napkins.

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3-Hand Poured Soy Candles – (From Vessel Candle Co.)
Gift a beautiful candle your host can enjoy all year long.  These clean burning candles give off a delightful smell!  

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4- Beautiful Mugs – (from Small Glow)
Treat your guest to some nice, personalized and quirky mugs.  Pair it with some coffee or tea for the perfect gift!

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5-Martini Set (from Crystal Classics)
Everyone brings wine to a party.  Set yourself apart by bringing a martini basket!   Buy a nice bottle of vodka or gin, pair with these classic coup glasses, a shaker, olives and write out a recipe.  Cheers!

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Our Holiday Gift to you! 20% off all retail orders for Ladies Sleepwear and Girl’s Cotton Dresses
4 Days only. Valid through midnight on Friday December 6, 2013.
Enter code HOLIDAY at check out.


Create Custom Embroidery Orders – Example. Embroidered Waffle Cosmetic Bags


Many of the products Jacaranda Living carries can be custom embroidered/monogrammed with names and designs.

Popular custom embroidered items include pillows, baby pillows, monogrammed pillows, waffle and linen cosmetic bags.

Monogramming for Wholesale Customers to sell in their Retail stores

Pillows and spa products can be designed with just “custom embroidery” such as a name for a retail client, or a custom word or logo ie. “Kennebunkport” for a wholesaler purchasing for perhaps a resort area town. As a retail store we can create for you custom monogrammed products you can sell in your store, that would be unique to you. We would not sell a custom product to another retail customer.

Another option for wholesale customers is to have one of our designs on the product along with the custom monogramming for a theme that might relate to a summer beach location or another one of our many embroidery designs that might appeal to those customers based on a theme, such as flowers, nautical, beach or nature.

Retail Customer Monogramming

Jacaranda Living can customize any of our “monogrammable products” for our retail customers.
For example a pillow, such as a Gingham bordered boudoir, a waffle cotton boudoir or a a cotton baby boudoir hand embroidered could include one, or two designs along with a custom embroidered name. The cotton boudoir or the waffle boudoir could simply be embroidered without any design and a custom name such as a family name “The Millers” or “Miller.

Custom Monogramming for Unique Personalized Wedding and Baby Gifts

Custom embroidered pillows make unique and custom gifts for weddings, baby showers and holiday gifts. A pair of custom embroidered pillows with a design and a couple’s family name, are the “perfect wedding gift” giving your gift personality and personalization.

How to Order Custom Monogrammed Products

You will have to call us to have a product or products custom monogrammed. We do not have that capability on our website. Please Call us at: 781.416.3533 or email us info@jacarandaLiving.com

Wholesale Pricing for Retailers

Jacaranda Living offers wholesale pricing for retail stores. Please request access to our wholesale pricing by log gin in on our wholesale page and filling out the request form.

Example of Custom Ordered Products for a retail customer

We recently received a custom order for our Waffle Cosmetic bags by a retail client who wanted to have names custom embroidered for her entire family as gifts. She ordered various “sea shell designs” from our website for the ladies. For men, she custom ordered “natural linen” cosmetic bags specifically to fit suntan lotion.

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Custom Cosmetic Bags for men and ladies!

Jacaranda Living will take custom monogramming orders such as these as long as you meet the minimum number of items required to do a custom order. Jacaranda Living also does custom monogramming for wholesale customers who wish to sell custom monogrammed items in their stores. If you have questions please contact us at info@jacarandaliving.com

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Jacaranda Living Launches Its Spin on Ginger Jars

Ginger Jars, Blue and White Summer Design

Jacaranda Living Launches It Spin on Ginger Jars

Jacaranda Living, the high-end soft furnishings company, is launching a new collection of embroidered linens, featuring the classic blue Ginger Jar on natural and white palettes. The blue and white Ginger Jars are beautiful décor accents that Jacaranda Living is excited to have added to their collection of bed and bath linens.

Collection, Ginger Jars on Natural Linen

Why the Ginger jar?

Ginger Jars were first introduced by the Chinese as a storage canister for food staples (including ginger) in 221 BC. The different patterns decorating them had different significances. For example, many of the blue and white ones had the character for double happiness and were given as wedding gifts. “We chose the patterns with flowers for our embroidery designs because of our love for flowers at Jacaranda Living!” says founder, Cathy Deale.

The accent pieces add an unexpected and fresh complement to any room. A Tissue Box Cover and Guest Towel featuring the embroidered Ginger Jar can transform a bathroom. The throw pillows scatted on a white couch, or the boudoir on a bed. Choose from the blue and white collection for a crisp, timeless look, or the blue on natural linen that is so admired today.

Waffle Spa Bag with Embroidered Ginger Jar, Jacaranda Living

So, are Ginger Jars part of a trend or are they just one of those beautiful accent items that started out serving a purpose and became a classic and enduring decorating staple? “We think that like the candle, which started out to fill a need for light and now fills our need for ambiance, it’s here to stay!”

About Jacaranda Living

Jacaranda Living manufactures high quality bed, bath and table linens, ladies’ cotton sleepwear, children’s cotton leisurewear and baby clothing.

Cathy Deale founded the company in 2004 when she introduced the hand-embroidered waffle weave guest towels made in South Africa to retail gift and linen stores in Boston. Since those humble beginnings, Jacaranda Living has grown significantly to make a positive impact on the livelihood of those African women and many more who contribute to our collection. Jacaranda Living has expanded their line of products, so we have more items made in socially responsible environments from different parts of the world, too.